Muir Consulting, Inc. provides all services in preparing Elevation Certificates for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Elevation Certificates are used to ensure compliance with community floodplain management ordinances, to ensure flood insurance rates, and to support Letters of Map Amendments (LOMA) or Letter of Map Revision based on fill material (LOMR-F).
The elevations certificates are based on benchmarks as shown on the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM). Our experienced crews locate these benchmarks using a combination of GPS and/or leveling techniques. Once we establish an accurate benchmark at the subject site, we survey the structure in accordance with the requirements set forth by FEMA.
Our project surveyors compile the data once they return to the office for implementation into the Elevation Certificate. Once completed, one of our licensed land surveyors carefully reviews the certificate to verify that the information is correct and in the format required. Three copies are then sent to the client for submittal to the insurance agent, the public official, and a client copy.
The survey requirements for preparing Elevation Certificates seem to be changing all the time. Muir Consulting, Inc. is committed to continuing education by participating in workshops and technical sessions devoted to the proper procedures and requirements. You can be assured we understand what is required. Please contact us for all of your flood insurance certificate needs.